#SFWITWednesday: Women In Tech Organizations You Should Know About!

List of 25 organization Women in Tech can be a part of, learn from, or contribute to!

Welcome to #SFWITWednesday!

Have you been looking for organizations to be a part of, learn from, or contribute? Here’s a list of 25 organizations you should join today!

Bootcamps or Workshops

Hackbright Academy: A 10 week program where women learn Python, build a project and ultimately get jobs as Software Engineers
Girl Develop It: Short workshops held across the country to help women learn or brush up on technical skills
Femgineer: Workshops and events that help women build their leadership skills and tackle the challenges they face in their jobs

Teaching Young Girls to Code

Black Girls Code: This organization that caught Oprah’s attention, is single-handedly responsible for getting African American girls interested in tech, with workshops across the country
CodeEd: In Boston, New York and San Francisco, middle school girls from undeserved communities can learn how to code with the workshops this organization conducts
Girls Who Code: A 7 week immersion program for high school sophomore and junior girls who  are interested in learning to code
Technovation: A global technology entrepreneurship program for middle school girls where they get to build a prototype of a mobile app, write a business plan and get feedback from VCs
Tech Girls Are SuperHeros: A non-profit that aims to encourage and educate young girls so they ultimately choose a career in tech.
Techbridge: An after school program that involves  families, role models, school districts and partners to help girls from undeserved communities learn about STEM

Community Building

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners: Series of extremely popular events where women in tech get to mingle, inspire and learn from each other over dinner and drinks
Anita Borg Institute: A global organization computer scientist Anita Borg to foster a community where women can help other women achieve their goals, in all aspects of technology
Tech Women: Connects women in STEM from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East to their mentors in the US.
Women Techmakers: Google created this virtual organization to facilitate discussions with thought leaders, technical workshops, design sprints, networking opportunities across the globe.
Global Tech Women: Through webcasts, book clubs, and conferences, they aim to provide role models and focus on the personal and professional needs of technical women
WITI: This group organizes events, webinars and conferences and has communities for Professionals Corporates, and Students

Conferences, Meetups, and More

She++: Annual conference at Stanford that invites other women in tech to foster a community so as to break the sterotypes of women in technology
Grace Hopper Celebration: A brainchild of Anita Borg, this annual conference is the biggest for women technologists across the world
PyLadies: Female Python developers get together regularly to hack on projects and help each other through the process
Women Who Code: Connects women in tech where they can build their technical and professional skills, and build their network
CodeChix: Brings female coders face to face where they build projects together and contribute to open source projects
Mother Coders: This group helps mom learn, build and grow their technical knowledge while providing on-site childcare

Blogs/Mailing Lists

Wogrammer: Aims to break the image of what a technical women should look like – by highlighting amazing women programmers!
Skillcrush: Sign up for their mailing list to receive snippets of information to help you build your technical skills.
Systers: Founded by Anita Borg, this mailing list to connects you to other technical women so you know you are not alone.
DevChix: A mailing list that connects women developers where they can share their stories and help each other

Readers, what Women in Technology organizations are you a part of? Post in the comments below!

Sukrutha BhadouriaAbout the blogger:  Sukrutha Bhadouria is a Sr Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce, and the Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. Follow Sukrutha on Twitter @sukruthasays and follow Salesforce WIT @salesforcewit to keep tabs on other great content and WIT events.

 

 

 

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#SFWITWednesday: Women In Tech Organizations You Should Know About!